Enroll in Creative Writing with Dolphin STEM Academy
This one-semester elective course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you learn
and sharpen your skills as a creative writer. This course has 13 lessons and nine Course
Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.
In Creative Writing, you will learn about the scope of creative writing and its genres. You will
identify the key elements of prose and poetry. You will look at writing for stage, film, and TV.
You will learn about theatrical and film techniques, as well as technical effects that are typically
used in electronic media. You will look at writing for younger audiences, for advertising, and
journalism. You will learn how the publishing industry works.
At key points in this course, you will get to assess your own original writing(either through self-review against a set of guidelines or by a peer) and revise it before submission to the instructor.
You will notice that extended writing tasks are typically planned for in the lesson activity and
actually written in the course activity that follows.
This is a writing intensive course. You will spend about 60 percent of your time doing original
writing, reviewing, and rewriting. You will do a good deal of your original writing in the course
Your teacher will grade your work on the Course Activities, and you will grade your work on the
Lesson Activities by comparing them with the given sample responses. The Course Activities
(submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are major components of this
course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that
feature along with the lesson and an end-of-semester test. These tests are a combination of
simple multiple-choice questions and technology-enhanced (TE) questions.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
List various genres of creative writing and explain how to begin the process of writing.
Identify the key elements of various forms of personal narratives.
Identify and describe the key elements of a short story.
Demonstrate effective dialogue-writing skills and apply various literary techniques in writing short prose.
Describe various elements of long prose and identify the different types of narrative styles.
Describe various literary techniques used in poetry and identify poetry’s different forms.
Identify the different forms of theater and describe key elements in writing for theater.
Describe various aspects of stage direction and temporal techniques in writing for theater.
Describe the key elements in writing for films and television.
Describe the key elements in writing for younger audiences.
Describe the key elements in writing for advertising in different forms of media.
Describe the key elements of various forms of journalism including hard news, features,
reviews, and opinion essays.
Explain the process of publishing a piece of work and identify various methods to promote it.